Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings

1st Edition

George A. Morgan, Jeffrey A. Gliner, Robert J. Harmon

Psychology Press
Published August 10, 2005
Reference - 382 Pages
ISBN 9780805853322 - CAT# ER8194

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Summary

Clinically oriented professionals and students need to understand and evaluate the research and statistics in professional articles, especially given today's emphasis on evidence-based practice. This book demonstrates how the research approach and design help determine the appropriate statistical analysis.  Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings features:
*short, independent, chapters that do not have to be read in order;
*a guide to understanding why a particular statistic was selected;
*an emphasis on effects sizes including measures of risk potency;
*numerous cross-disciplinary examples to illustrate the material; and
*methods to help determine practical and clinical significance and their relation to meta-analysis and evidence-based practice.

This book is intended for practitioners and students in psychology, education, counseling, mental and allied health, nursing, and medicine, and as a text for courses on understanding research methods and statistics.

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